[mythtv-users] How does the diskless setup work?
egeekial at comcast.net
Tue Jun 7 20:26:00 UTC 2005
Has anyone tried using a compactflash card for a drive? They make
IDE->Compactflash converters. This wouldn't exactly be "diskless", but
it would be "hard drive-less".
>On 6/7/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>>Michael Carland wrote:
>>>One idea if PXE doesn't work, or you don't have PXE, and you still
>>>want a silent machine, would be to boot from flash (or even floppy). I
>>>have a CompactFlash to IDE adapter, that can be used to load a kernel,
>>>and the rest could be loaded from network. If the motherboard supports
>>>booting from a USB drive, this would do the same thing. You could even
>>>load the kernel from a floppy, although when I used to do this the
>>>same floppy sitting in the same drive for months on end would need to
>>>be replaced once or twice a year. Not exactly diskless in that case,
>>>but other than 30 seconds at boot, there is no drive noise.
>>Or, throw in a DVD drive and boot from CD/DVD, and you can play DVD's
>>with the frontend, also.
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